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 May 12-15, 2016: Christ School Theater Presents Lord of the Flies 

Christ School Theater is proud to present Lord of the Flies by Nobel Prize winner William Golding, adapted for the stage by Nigel Williams. This play, not often produced in the United States, is directed by Mary Dillon with Artistic Direction by Sarah Baldwin.  Lord of the Flies runs May 12-15 at Pingree Theater on the Christ School campus.  Performances begin with a matinee on Thursday, May 12 at 4:30. Evening performances are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 7:30 pm.  Admission is free and open to the public.

William Golding’s classic novel, a potent allegory about the loss of innocence and the decline of civilization, is brought to dramatic life in Nigel Williams’s adaptation. A plane evacuating people from mass terrorist attacks on U.S. cities crashes on a deserted island. The only survivors are a group of schoolboys. By day, it’s a tropical paradise of sun and sea; but each night, their dreams are inhabited by a terrifying beast.  Myth and nature combine in a dynamic exploration of power, democracy, and the struggle between good and evil that exists within us all. Lord of the Flies brings up many issues central to the lives of today’s adolescents – peer pressure, bullying, gang rivalry – in its depiction of reason versus chaos.

The strong ensemble cast features Daniel Beale as Piggy, James Turley as Ralph, Trevor Murrah as Jack, Preston Coleman as Simon, Townshend Budd as Roger, Belk McDill as Bill, George Janvier as Maurice, and Alejandro Arguindegui as Henry.  Joining the cast from off campus are three young actors, Eli Dowler and Wilton Graves from local Cane Creek Middle School, and Clarke MacDonald, homeschooled.  All are 7th grade students who will attend Christ School next year as 8th graders.

The theater artists and technicians bringing this island world to life are led by Ms. Sarah Baldwin and include Chris Schiebout, Daniel Zhang, Braxton Poole, Max Dressler, and Thomas Bolick.  A new team that just formed this spring, the Journeymen, helped construct the set and solve design challenges.  This group of students led by Mr. Ben Dowling and Mr. Ross Weathersbee built the elaborate set in just two weeks.

Due to the graphic and violent subject material parental discretion is advised for young children.

For more information, call 828 684-6232.

Miller Kaderabek '18 Makes Senior US National Olympic Team 

Miller Kaderabek ‘18 has made the Senior US National Olympic Team after coming in third two weeks ago at the U.S. Olympic Trials. Just one weekend later at the U.S. Junior Championships, Kaderabek and his teammate Wes Bolyard finished with the gold medal in C2 (Tandem Canoe). He will compete in the Junior World Championships in Krakow, Poland this summer. Miller is a Headmaster’s Scholar and maintains a 4.34 GPA.

Though he is young, he is unafraid of his older competitors. This summer, along with teammate Wes Bolyard, Kaderabek traveled to London to race in a sport normally dominated by Europeans. Kaderabek more than held his own, but humbly shared that he could have finished better, stating that greater focus could have brought a better result.
            
Just two weeks ago at the U.S. Open, he finished 2nd in K1 (Kayak) and 4th in C2. “The season basically just started, but competing this summer gave me some much needed experience. I took a bit of time off to play Football this fall, but I still train off-campus about five to six days a week. Since January, we’ve raced every two weeks and will continue to do so until August.”

Kaderabek got his start at the age of seven when he recreationally kayaked at the summer camp High Rocks in Cedar Mountain, NC and fell in love. One day when kayaking at the Whitewater Center, he was recognized and encouraged to get a coach and pursue kayaking competitions. “Everything went from there. It has been a great experience so far. I have had quite a bit of help along the way from 2012 Olympian coach Eric Hurd as well as coaches Sam David and Lee Leibsardh." After 2.5 years of serious practice and focus, the opportunity to compete has presented itself. 

Though unable to compete in the 2016 Olympics, Kaderabek has set his sights on Tokyo in 2020. “It would be crazy! The Olympics are something that everyone watches, but you never think that you could be one of those people. Elite human beings from around the world come together to get the Gold. It would be an amazing experience. The Olympics are a once in a lifetime opportunity for an athlete, and I hope I get the chance.”

In Christ School’s storied athletic history, there have been quite a few excellent competitors, and even a gold medal, when Mason Plumlee '11 won a Gold for team USA in the World Championships. However, if Kaderabek can pull it off four years from now, he would be the first to represent the United States in the games. “Christ School has been incredibly flexible with my schedule. I spend quite a bit of time travelling and competing. They are the only school who has been supportive of my goals. It means a lot.”

Miller Kaderabek '18 Competes in U.S. Olympic Trials

Every four years the world’s greatest athletes come together to compete in a test of courage, will, and heart to see who is the fastest or strongest person on earth. This summer, Rio de Janeiro will host the 2016 Olympic Games. Swimmers like Michael Phelps and runners like Usain Bolt will challenge themselves potentially for the last time in the Olympic format. Yet, while those athletes take their Olympic curtain calls, if not for the age restriction, one Christ School student-athlete would attempt to take the stage for the first time. Miller Kaderabek ’18, who came to Christ School as a freshman, will spend this weekend at the U.S. National Whitewater Center in Charlotte competing at the Olympic Trials. 40 of the nation’s top paddlers will compete in a two-day Kayak/Canoe slalom facing off for five slots on US Olympic team for the 2016 summer games.

Now, while Kaderabek will contend for the title this weekend, at the age of 15, he will be too young to secure a spot on the team that travels to Brazil. “Of course I am disappointed I won’t have a chance to make the team and represent the USA in the Olympics, but this race determines the Senior US National Team, so it is still incredibly important. Not only that, but the following weekend is the Junior US National Team Tryouts (Under 18) and I hope to make that too.” Though he is young, he is unafraid of his older competitors. This summer, along with teammate Wes Bolyard, Kaderabek traveled to London to race in a sport normally dominated by Europeans. Kaderabek more than held his own, but humbly shared he could have finished better, stating that greater focus could have brought a better result.

Just two weeks ago at the U.S. Open, he finished 2nd in K1 (Kayak) and 4th in C2 (Tandem Canoe. “The season basically just started, but competing this summer gave me some much needed experience. I took a bit of time off to play Football this fall, but still trained off-campus about five to six days a week. Since January, we’ve raced every two weeks and will continue to do so until August.”

Kaderabek got his start at the age of seven when he recreationally kayaked at the summer camp High Rocks in Cedar Mountain, NC and fell in love. One day, when kayaking at the Whitewater Center, he was recognized and encouraged to get a coach and pursue kayaking competitions. “Everything went from there. It has been a great experience so far. I have had quite a bit of help along the way from 2012 Olympian coach Eric Hurd as well as coaches Sam David and Lee Leibsardh. After 2.5 years of serious practice and focus, the opportunity to compete has presented itself."

Though unable to compete in the 2016 Olympics, Kaderabek has set his sights on Tokyo in 2020. “It would be crazy! The Olympics are something that everyone watches, but you never think that you could be one of those people. Elite human beings from around the world come together to get the Gold. It would be an amazing experience. The Olympics are a once in a lifetime opportunity for an athlete, and I hope I get the chance.”

In Christ School’s storied athletic history, there have been quite a few excellent competitors, and even a gold medal winner in Mason Plumlee for team USA in the FIBA World Cup. However, if Kaderabek can pull off roster spot four years from now, he would be the first Greenie to represent the United States in the games. “Christ School has been incredibly flexible with my schedule. I spend quite a bit of time travelling and competing. They are the only school who has been supportive of my goals. It means a lot.”

If you are up in Charlotte this weekend and you are looking for something to do, look no further than the U.S. National Whitewater Center, where the best paddlers in the U.S. get ready for a life-changing few days. While you’re up there take the chance to check out Greenie paddler Miller Kaderabek who may have USA across his chest in just four short years. 

This from the Asheville Citizen-Times: http://www.citizen-times.com/story/sports/high-school/hshuddle/2016/02/14/greenies-wildcats-win-caa-championships/80372498/

ASHEVILLE - Sometimes it can be a forgotten concept, but Christ School reminded everyone Saturday what team basketball looks like.

The Greenies looked like a well-oiled machine on their way to a 72-53 win over Asheville Christian Academy to claim the Carolinas Athletic Association boys tournament championship.

“I think our best is when we’re just playing together. Our basketball team is such a close-knit group of guys, we just know the strength that each other plays to like what we are good at and what we’re not good at,” said Christ School senior John Fulkerson.

Fulkerson, who has signed to play for Tennessee, and Christian Nichols led the Greenies in scoring with 17 points apiece.

Fulkerson was named to the All-CAA team and was named the conference player of the year. Nichols received all-conference team honors as well.

It was a back and forth affair to start, with Christ School leading 20-18 after the first quarter.

In the midst of a Christ School run that gave the Greenies a 42-31 lead going into halftime, things seemed to get a little heated when Fulkerson received a technical foul for getting in the face of ACA senior Jordan Shepherd after a ferocious put-back dunk.

“John (Fulkerson) stepped up as he always does, but you don’t know how he’s going to handle this moment given that he’s going to Tennessee and I thought he played like an SEC player,” said Christ School coach Scott Willard.

The shots continued to fall for Christ School in the second half with the Lions never able to cut the lead to more than eight points.

“It was a good competitive game. Our kids played really hard. Their kids played really hard,” said ACA coach Andy Ray. “They shoot the ball well and they don’t foul. It’s hard to beat a team like that. Their size makes it difficult on you. They’re a really good basketball team. They’re well-coached and great kids. It’s fun to play in that kind of game, win or lose.”

Chris Clayton and Shepherd who were named to the all-conference team led ACA (19-7) in scoring. Clayton finished with 24 points while Shepherd added 15 points.

This was the third time the teams had met this season so both teams knew what to expect from one another, Willard said.

“It’s obviously two very talented teams. This is the third time we’ve seen them so we’re both scouted pretty well on each side,” Willard said. “We defended well and handled their zone well. We’re starting to get used to these rims and shoot it well. We went to our horses and they came through in clutch moments.”

One of those horses was Christ School junior Matt Halvorsen, who finished the game with 16 point points, including four 3-pointers. Halvorsen was also named to the all-conference team for the Greenies.

“Sky’s the limit for Matty Halvorsen. He stepped up today and shot it well and got to the line,” Willard said. “He’s playing like a Division I caliber player which is definitely going to help us get some wins.”

The goal for Christ School, from day one, has been to win the conference, said both Halvorsen and Fulkerson.

“It feels great. It’s our second goal of the year, to win the conference tournament. The first was to go undefeated in conference. We have all been saying we’re two for two. It feels really good for us.”

Next up for both teams are the state playoffs.

“It’s been a good season. We’re headed into the 2-A state tournament. We’re going to be a four, five or six seed,” Ray said. “Those guys are headed in to the 3-A state tournament and they’re going to be a top four, five or six seed. Hopefully we will both go and do well.”

Being able to achieve their goals so far gives the Greenies a lot of confidence heading into the playoffs, Fulkerson said. A key to success will be staying together and not giving up no matter what, he said.

Halvorsen gave an emphatic answer to what will be the biggest key to success for Christ School moving forward into the playoffs.

“Defense. Whenever we get stops, it helps us in transition. That’s when we’re at our best,” he said.

As the winter snow melts and the temperature rises slightly, we begin to shift away from the Indoor sports. With the wrestling and basketball seasons coming to an end, we apprehensively head out in to the Western North Carolina wind to watch Lacrosse, Baseball, Golf, Track and Tennis. Yet, the same excitement we have for increasing appearances of sunshine, Kyle Luce has for his announcement to play tennis next year at Millsaps College.

Millsaps College, located in Jackson, Mississippi has an excellent tennis program, one that finished 16-4 last season. When asked why he chose Millsaps, Luce said “Playing college tennis has been a dream of mine since I was little, so I am so happy that my dream is coming true. I am choosing Millsaps because I really felt a connection to the other guys on the team. The team dynamic is a very important thing in tennis and Millsaps had the best team chemistry of any that I had visited. One of the things that stuck me most about Millsaps was that it has a lot of similarities to Christ School, I have loved my time here so finding someplace with similar characteristics just made it feel like the right fit.”

He cites the Millsaps College coaching staff as a large pull towards to the school. “I am extremely excited about the coaches that I will have at Millsaps. Coaches Box and Pjevac do a great job connection with their players and are dedicated to the development of the whole person. I am also excited to continue my education at Millsaps which boasts a strong political science department and a strong Latin American studies program. Political Science is my intended major so finding a college with a strong political science department was important to me.”

Luce, has participated in nearly every varsity tennis match since arriving to Christ School during his sophomore year and has been a starter since. He won most improved at the completion of his sophomore moving from #6 to #3 last season. With the #1-2 players having since graduating Luce looks to take on a greater leadership role with the goal of leading the team to the playoffs.

With just one season before graduation, Luce is ready for a great final semester, but wants to recognize those who have an impact on his career. “I want to thank Christ coaches Vaughn and Daubert and my club coaches Hector and Paul. My teammates have been incredibly supportive as well. But more than anything, I would like to thank my parents.

 

 

 

 

 

With signed commitments to East Carolina, Davidson and Appalachian State, the Christ School Class of 2016 golfers can now add Navy to the list as well. Senior Thomas Garbee has officially committed to play at the Naval Academy. Garbee will play for Pat Owen (8-time Patriot League Coach of the Year) who has coached Navy golf for the last 26 years. Garbee said “Coach Owen stood out to me majorly in two different ways. He was not only excited about his team, but also about me. He was excited to see that I was considering the academy and in playing on his team. It is an honor to be offered a position on his team because of the success he has had in his coaching career at the academy.”

Christ School Head Golf Coach Eric Thorp (2nd year) couldn’t be prouder of Garbee saying, “I’m very excited for Thomas. This is something he has been working for the last couple of the years. He has put so much work into his golf game and gotten it to a place where he can play at the Division 1 level.” Coach Thorp understands though golf wasn’t Garbee’s only factor in attending the Academy saying, “playing at a service academy and the sense of responsibility that’s come with it, is so important to Thomas.”

Garbee who considers himself a late-bloomer went on to say “Playing golf in college is a goal that I have always had. However, the opportunity to serve my country became more important to me than continuing my competitive golf career. I was more interested in attending a military school than playing golf in college.” While playing golf is his love, he knows where his priorities are. “I want to get a great education, serve my country, and play some golf, in that order.”

Garbee is interested in the Marine Corps branch of the Navy. The Corps “will be my primary focus through the summer trainings following my plebe year. However, will all the academy offers, things could change over the course of my time there. I look forward to competing at Navy because I will fulfill my two greatest dreams, to have the opportunity to serve my country and to play golf.”

With this being the fourth commitment for the golf team since late August, expectations are high for this 2016 season. “This group of seniors as a whole has shown incredible leadership throughout these last 10 months. These commitments are just a testament to all of that hard work” Thorp says. The Christ School golf team led by Thorp in finished 2nd at State last year’s state tournament and looks to capitalize on its senior leadership. 

Christ School Unveils New Athletic Logo

Christ School presents a vibrant new logo to represent its athletic teams. Christ School teams have proudly borne the name “Greenies” since the early 1900s, but until now the name has not been symbolically represented. The new logo, which characterizes the strength and spirit of Christ School’s outstanding athletic program, will begin appearing on all athletic uniforms in late October. 

Christ School was dubbed the Greenies in 1917 after the baseball team won the Western North Carolina baseball championship, earning new uniforms to replace the mismatched hand-me-down uniforms the teams had been wearing up to that point. Player and team manager J. Mitchel Taylor, Class of 1919, ordered every uniform in green, and thus began the term The Greenies, which has endured ever since.

Headmaster Paul Krieger feels that the new logo, in green, gold, and grey, with its suggestion of movement and abstract formations of a C, S, and G, captures the progress and vitality of our community. “The boys have been eager for a symbol representing their efforts; this logo will add some life and school spirit to our athletic community,” says Krieger.

 

Senior Golfers Akers and Graham Go D1!

On August 20, 2015, Class of ’16 Senior golfers Chris Akers and Aaron Graham both committed to play golf at the collegiate level.

Akers, who has committed to play for Coach Press McPhaul at Eastern Carolina University, was an All-CAA and Citizen-Times All WNC selection last Spring, during which time he maintained a stroke average of 73.4 for 18-hole matches. He shot a two-day score of 150 (78-72) to place in the top-10 at the NCISAA 3A tournament. Although ECU’s golf team was named All-Academic by the Golf Coaches Association of America, Akers made his decision based off of feel. “Once I stepped foot on campus, I could feel the love within the school, people, and the community. I felt comfortable with the coaching staff and especially with my teammates. I truly believe they have the best chemistry in the nation.” He went on to add, “I feel like I made the right decision and it’s a perfect place to play.”  You can follow the team on twitter @ECUMensGolf.

Graham, who is committing to play at Appalachian State, says it was his connection to Head Coach Bill Dicus that helped lead him to his decision. “We instantly hit it off. They have a great program and excellent academics. It is just the right decision.” Though his excitement for App State golf is evident, his love for the Christ School program is even more apparent. “I have learned so much from the older golfers and my teammates. Christ School has meant everything to me.” Follow the App State Men’s Golf team @appstategolf

Christ School’s Head Golf Coach, who led the team to a State Runner-Up finish last golf season, is “really excited about this senior class. They have been a hardworking group.” This impressive senior class has contributed to two State Championships and two State Runners-Up finishes in their time at Christ School. Coach went on to say, “These seniors will leave such a positive mark on the program, school, and young members of the team. These first two commitments are a testament to their continued determination.”


 
 

2015-16 Opens With Record Enrollment

Students began arriving on campus this week for Early Sports, an opportunity for varsity athletes to begin preparing for the year ahead.  The varsity soccer team, under Head Coach Guy Campbell, gears up for their match against Owen High School on Wednesday, August 19, while Head Coach Mark Moroz and the varsity football team are hard at work practicing for the upcoming season.

They will be followed next week by the rest of the student body, a record 271 students in all. This year we welcome students from sixteen states and four countries, 20 sets of brothers, and 43 Christ School legacies. Registration kicks off on Friday, August 21 for seniors and returning day students, and Saturday, August 22 for all other students. Classes begin Monday, August 24.

Take a peek at the Opening Day 2015: 

(Photo: Associated Press)

It was announced at a June 29 press conference that Mason Plumlee will be reclaiming his old Christ School jersey number (No. 24) with the Portland Trail Blazers. “I take seriously building a culture here, and you do that with character,” says Coach Terry Stotts of Plumlee and the two other team members introduced at the conference. “These three guys certainly fit into that.” Plumlee graduated from Christ School in 2009 after guiding the Greenies to three NCISAA 3-A championships.

 


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